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Hazard behaviours studied

Central Queensland University researcher Dr Bradley Smith. 5:00am Aussie expert on stock loss in bushfires says NZ farmers are more likely to have to deal with floods, volcanic hazards, or earthquakes.

Common sense required

Stock on roads are extremely unpredictable and can cause accidents that are sometimes fatal. 5:00am OPINION: Stock on roads can result in tragedy if the risk is not taken seriously.

Onion secrets shared

Onion 5:00am Eat your onions, because they contain many health-giving compounds.

Time to plan beyond forced births

calf 5:00am Forced births (inductions) will not be allowed from spring next year and farmers are being advised to start taking action now.

Fonterra's big leap of faith

Chalkie 5:00am OPINION: The $700m investment in China's Beingmate relies on some heroic assumptions, writes Chalkie.

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Common sense required

Stock on roads are extremely unpredictable and can cause accidents that are sometimes fatal. Stock on roads can result in tragedy if the risk is not taken seriously.

An extra week to end it all?

Louise Giltrap takes a look at a couple of pieces of legislation governing employees' housing and suggests an improvement.

Cuts destroy team

Are we missing out?

Added-value dairy exports needed

Winston Peters Fonterra's joint venture with Chinese infant food maker Beingmate has "warning bells all over it" according to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

Farming app up for award

A Manawatu-made app could see farmers checking their herds without leaving home.

Downgrade no cause for alarm

'Appalling behaviour'

Fonterra's big leap of faith

The $700m investment in China's Beingmate relies on some heroic assumptions, writes Chalkie.

Success secrets shared

roast beef Southland farmers who sell beef and lamb direct to the consumer will feature on TV.

White face a premium advantage

Hereford-friesian calves are fetching premium prices in parts of NZ as the annual round of calf sales gets into full swing.

NZ meat sales hit Chinese TV

Meat price may disappoint

Red devons catching on

Red devons may not be well-known in New Zealand but they have a well-deserved big reputation overseas.

Sediment linked to sheep

sediment fingerprinting Science has uncovered sheep, not dairy cows, as culprits for some sediment problems in Southland estuaries.

Shrek still a world-bleater

Those Aussies are forever trying to pull the wool over our eyes. But this time, the dags have fallen short.

What goes on in a sheepdog's head?

Farmer's perfume trick

Livestock attacks 'cowardly'

Sheep rustlers using dogs and traps continue to target the flock in Auckland's Cornwall Park.

Seeds of optimism

Carrots in flower for seed Canterbury's arable farmers are scanning the horizon for more mild weather to get crops in the ground this spring after a wet autumn sowing.

Delays frustrate hemp growers

Seed growers are fed up with continued delays limiting them from growing hemp for the 2014/15 season and developing a vibrant industry.

Hawke's Bay grower wins

A head for potatoes

Onion secrets shared

Eat your onions, because they contain many health-giving compounds.

White overalls spark dispute

meat worker A set of white overalls has sparked a stoush between NZ Meatworkers Union and Awarua-based South Pacific Meats.

Hazard behaviours studied

Aussie expert on stock loss in bushfires says NZ farmers are more likely to have to deal with floods, volcanic hazards, or earthquakes.

Training lacks credibility

Allied Farmers back in black

Still horsing round at 76

Showing horses is in Thelma Busby's blood.

Plantain guru casts light on system

H&T Agronomics seed specialist Duncan Thomas About 80 Taranaki beef and sheep farmers have a new insight into growing plantain.

IRD warning for dairying

Dairy farmers need to take action now to avoid high Inland Revenue interest being charged on tax owed for the season, warns a tax expert.

Keep calm and carry on calving

Take worries away from clifftops

Time to plan beyond forced births

Forced births (inductions) will not be allowed from spring next year and farmers are being advised to start taking action now.

Bigger plans on the way for Fieldays

Hamilton's Mystery Creek Pavilion is filled with the latest in agribusiness offerings for the Fieldays. Planning is already well underway for next year's Fieldays, as the team celebrates the success of the most recent event.

A brave new world

Technology is set to make farming a push-button business in the next decade.

Sculpture's timely entry

Upbeat over tech future

Chile chases youngster's invention

Young inventor Patrick Roskam is on an upward trajectory of success following his acceptance of his latest award.